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How to have two documents open at once?

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Matt JJ Calculating status...
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May 4, 2013 10:04 PM

Hi all,


How do you have two open documents at once?  For example, let's say I have two English essays due tomorrow that I've already worked on.  Is there any way to open both documents and work on them simultaneously?  Right now I can only work on one.  Thanks!

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Yellowbox Level 4 Level 4 (3,910 points)
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    May 4, 2013 11:07 PM (in response to Matt JJ)

    Hi Matt,

    You can open more than document. Drag a document window by one edge or corner to resize if necessary, then drag the whole window by its title bar to one side of the screen. You should now be able to see the other document. Move that window beside the first.


    You can switch between them by clicking on the one you want to be active.


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  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,350 points)
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    May 4, 2013 11:08 PM (in response to Matt JJ)

    Just open the two, they will be in separate windows and you can adjust them to be side by side or command shift tab to switch between them or use the Window menu to select them in turn.


    Many ways you can do this.



  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,750 points)
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    May 5, 2013 1:00 AM (in response to Matt JJ)

    You can select several documents and then hit Cmd + O to open all at once! Or after the selection double click on one. All selected documents will open.


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